21 Days Birding Tour ( Mabamaba, Murchison Falls,Budongo Forest, Kibale,Queen Elizabeth,Kisenyi,Bwindi,Ruhija, Mubwinda,Kisolo and Lake Mburo)

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, transfer to your Hotel. Depending on time bird around Entebbe area overnight Hotel.BB.

Day 2:Drive to Mabamba swamp for the Shoebill stork and a variety of water birds afternoon drive to Masindi birding enroute for the White-crested Turaco overnight Hotel in Masindi. FB.

Day 3:Drive to Murchison falls National Park via Kaniyo pabidi birding for Puvell’s Illadopsis and a variety of forest birds after lunch at your Hotel drive to the top of the falls for the Bat Hawk, Pel’s fishing owl, Rock Prantincoles and a variety of Night Jars. Overnight Hotel.FB.

Day 4-5:Morning cross with a ferry for a game drive to the Delta for the Shoebill stork and other water birds, animals like the Lion, Leopards, Giraffes, Oribis, Hartebeests, Elephants, to mention but a few afternoon boat ride to the bottom of the Falls where we shall see a variety water birds, schools of Hippos, Crocodiles and the magnificent falls at a close range on the second day game drives in the morning and afternoon. Overnight Hotel.FB.

Day 6: Early morning drive to Budongo birding the escarpment for Foxy Cisticola, Cliff charts Western Violet-backed Sunbird evening bird the main road for Ituri Batis, White-spotted Greenbull, Forest Robin, Narina Trogon. Overnight hotel. FB

Day 7:Bird the Royal mile for Cassin’s Hawk Eagle, Nahan’s Francolin, Chocolate-backed and Dwarf Kingfishers, Brown-backed Scrub Robin afternoon visit Busingiro. Overnight Hotel. FB

DAY 8 :After breakfast drive to Kibaale Forest birding enroute. Overnight Hotel in Fort portal or Kibale.FB.

Day 9 :Morning chimp tracking and birding Kibaale Forest for the African and Green-breasted Pittas and a variety of forest species afternoon swamp walk for papyrus endemics. Overnight Hotel in Fort portal or Kibaale FB.

Day10 :Morning drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park birding enroute, check in at the Hotel then go for an afternoon Game drive. Overnight Hotel.FB.

Day 11:Morning game drive Kasenyi track in search for Savanna birds like the Temminck’s Courser, Martial Eagle, Rupell’s Griffon Vulture and mammals like the lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Hyena, Giant Forest Hogs, and other game afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga Channel believed to host the largest concentration of Hippos in Africa, a variety of migrant birds Overnight Hotel. FB.

Day 12:Travel to Bwindi national park birding enroute. Overnight Hotel in Buhoma.FB.

Day13:Bird Buhoma for Handsome Francolin, Rufous-chested Fluff tail, Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo, Red-chested Owlet, Neumann’s Warbler and many other birds. Overnight Hotel.FB.

Day14 :An early morning trek into the forest led by experienced trackers for Mountain Gorillas. You will be within a meter and spend some time amongst them after which returning to your hotel. Overnight.

Day 15:Drive to Ruhija birding the “Neck” for Black bee-eaters, Bronze Napped Pigeon, Many coloured Bush shrike and many others. Overnight Institute Guest House.

Day 16:Trek to Mubwindi swamp for the Green Broadbill, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Purple-breasted, Blue headed and Regal Sunbirds overnight Institute Guest House.

Day17: Morning drive to Kisoro birding the bamboo for Handsome Francolin White-starred Robin, Red-throated Alethe, Grauer’s Warbler, Dusky Crimson wing, afternoon stop at one crater Lakes near Kisoro for the Southern Porchard, Red Knobbed Coot, Lesser Jacana, Common Moorhen and the Dark-capped Yellow Warbler e.t.c. Overnight Hotel. FB.

Day18 :Bird Gorge trail and bamboo Zone on Mt. Sabinyo for Rwenzori Turaco, Shelly’s Crimson wing and Kivu ground Thrush Overnight Hotel. FB.

Day 19:Drive to L.Mburo National park birding enroute arrive for an evening game drive. Overnight Hotel in L. Mburo.FB.

Day 20 :Morning birding and mammal watching, bird the grassland for the Brown-chested Plover (this is there between June and December), Red-faced Barbet here we shall have the chance to see the Zebra, Eland, Topis, Impalas and some other game, afternoon go for a boat ride in search for the African Finfoot overnight Hotel in Mbarara. FB.

Day 21Drive to Kampala birding enroute e.g. at Kaaku swamp for the Rufous-bellied Heron, Lesser Jacana, Lesser Moorhen and a variety of water birds then drive to Entebbe for your flight, end of services.

Included in this itinerary: Accommodation on full board basis, park entrance fees, boat cruises, vehicle hire with fuel and driver guide, ranger guides fees and guided nature walks, chimp tracking, ferry crossings at Murchison Falls.

Excluded :tips, drinks and anything of personal nature, e.g laundry.

NB :BB: Bed and Breakfast, BLD: Break, Lunch & Dinner,FB: Full Board

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